Summary: Hosting a small Minecraft server on this board with one 8gb stick of ram. I'm using spigot to run the server and i pre-generated the world-map using a plugin called worldborder. The map generation was the only task this board had issues keeping up with. Pre-generating allowed me to get this out of the way up front and i now have between 5 to 10 people on regularly with no lag. Love the low power usage in a box that's online 24/7.
Summary: I bought this to serve as the guts of a low-power Windows Home Server setup. It's pretty slow, but does the job nicely without consuming very much power. The only other drawback I see is the limited number of SATA connections, which may be a problem as I expand this in the future.
Summary: It kept shutting the monitor off and on when a usb is in use, keyboard, mouse, flash drive. Had to return and get Asus because i did not know if it is just a bad motherboard or it is an issue to biostar.
Summary: This has been a really solid ITX offering from BioStar. I appreciate the tiny embedded processor doing its thing at almost no watts used. It's a small form factor but has quick ports- USB3 , 1 PCI-e...so it packs a lot of flexibility for a small package. The AMD E-350 bobcat processor is a touch poky, hence the star ding down to four, and it could be better with the E450 APU to get the little speed bump.
Summary: I built my own Linux based low-power NAS box. I had wanted something much faster than my OpenWRT Buffalo router that I was using as a NAS. I was only getting around 15 megabytes/second on my older NAS with a gigabit link. I decided to build my own NAS versus buying one because for about the same cost I could get something that ran a stock Ubuntu Linux system which would make it easier to customize.
Summary: Everything works great, I use it as a HTPC with XBMC and it plays everything from DVD to Bluray rips at almost 50 mbps. The only problem is I can't control the fan from Windows with Speedfan, I have to do it via the BIOS, but apart from that there are no problems with this board. Highly recommended.
Summary: I wanted a new HTPC for the upstairs. I was thinking about maybe doing an AMD A4-4000 CPU + mini-ITX motherboard (which would have run, maybe, $110 or so), but, having had a good experience with a Zotac AD04 box (which is E-350 based), I thought I'd give this a try. Well I'm sure glad I did. Everything is great. The board is well built, all the components are well put together, etc. Weirdly, it's got a parallel printer port (what year is this?), so that's amusing.
Summary: A customer of ours needed a 32 bit machine with a real parallel port (USB to parallel was not an option) to operate an engraving machine. We used this board as the base of the machine, tossed in 4GBs of ram, a small hard drive and a mini-itx case. Worked great for the customers needs, and they no longer have to depend on a failing 10 year old XP cow box. This setup runs Windows 7 32bit like a champ, and suffered no lag with the customers software.